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Classification and initial management of patients with unstable pelvic ring injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15948467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unstable pelvic ring injuries in hemodynamically unstable patients are life-threatening emergencies that many orthopaedic surgeons encounter in practice. Therefore, it is important to be up to date regarding current methods of evaluating, assessing, and treating patients with these complex and severe injuries. Surgeons should first determine whether patients have hemodynamic instability and identify the source of the hemorrhage. Patients should then be assessed for stabilization of unstable pelvic ring injuries.
Steven A Olson; Andrew Burgess
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Instructional course lectures     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0065-6895     ISO Abbreviation:  Instr Course Lect     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507149     Medline TA:  Instr Course Lect     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Medical Services
Fractures, Bone / classification*,  radiography,  therapy*
Hemorrhage / complications*,  therapy
Joint Instability / classification*,  radiography,  therapy*
Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
Pelvic Bones / anatomy & histology,  injuries*,  surgery
Physical Examination

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